Found a couple of the bridge positions on the lower half were a little bit tenuous. There is some degree of polish moving up from the ledge, but found a really good pocket.
The route requires loads of small/medium nuts and offsets, take two full sets unless you intend to multi-pitch.
Topped out, it's easier than the abseil if you can find a way through the trees to the top path.
Good route, but only one star for me.
treforsouthwell - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/15
David lead first pitch to ledge, I lead second pitch
MikeC59 - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/15 with David E
Abseil tat and ring no longer in place around the big tree. One of the two large projecting branches is dead and therefore not safe as an anchor.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/15 with Clare
Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/15
Ian Stirrups - 2nd - 16/Jun/15 with Sue
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 21/May/15 with Clare
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15
Gibbo - 2nd - 06/Apr/15 with Tom Sutherland
bonelessivar - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/15 with Alan
wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 31/Mar/15 with Ric
First climb in 7 months. Found it easy enough, some nice moves, loads of gear. The big tree at the top appears to be dead and there was no tat, so we walked off. This turned out to be easy enough, so we did the same with all the other routes today.
Hooo - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Chris Sieradzki
Some good moves there
Chris Sieradzki - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Hooo
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Dave Clare
davidclare - 2nd O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Jon Ridley
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 16/Jan/15 with Clare
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/14 with Debbie
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/14
Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/14 with Steve Collard
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14
mr random - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Rafael Malczyk
Pretty easy climbing. Nice climb to finish up on.
Katsmiff - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Rafal Malczyk
clairemathews - 2nd - 23/Aug/14
Rafal Malczyk - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Catherine Smith
gregclarke - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/14 with Ygraine
saraguti - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with jade
Julie Carroll - 2nd - 11/Jul/14 with Dave Thompson
Dave Thompson - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Julie Carroll
danieleaston - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Saz
saz_b - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Dan Easton
Ian Stirrups - 2nd - 01/Jun/14 with Sue
Al led. Pulled ropes and I led on his gear.
Ollie B - Lead β - 31/May/14 with A.Rosier
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14
Quite thin but rather good. Well protected.
CurlyStevo - Lead - 13/Apr/14 with Mick Ward
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 23/Mar/14 with Clare
We thought the big branch used for the lower off worth a second look. It's fairly massive so probably sound enough, but there's no foliage on it (a few buds, though). Time to install a more extended lower off around the main trunk, perhaps?
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 03/Feb/14 with Greg Clarke
gregclarke - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/14 with Brian
rich H0001 - Lead - 2014
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Peter
Short hard section after the ledge. In contrast to many of the other VS climbs hereabouts, this doesn't need any big gear. In particular not two sets of large hexes. Next time...
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Mike
Stuart William - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Ben F
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/13 with Clare
Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/13
Getting off the ledge is a challenge. Did manage in the end after a lot of up/down, up/down, up/down, up/down, up!
Quirina - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/13 with Neil Larsen
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13
Hidden - 2013
Superb route. Bit prickly getting onto the ledge and a once there a tad unwilling to leave it behind
Ruari Brooker - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Celia
Pero - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12
crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/12 with andy m
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12
First half is a joy. Polished & tricky to get off the halfway ledge - 5a? - tho maybe I'm not used to this style of climbing.... recommended.
Phil Murray - Lead O/S - 30/May/12 with Liz
Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 20/May/12 with Shaun, Guy Reid
Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/12
Gibbo - 2nd - 15/Apr/12 with Tom Gibbison
Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/12
Quirina - 2nd rpt - 01/Apr/12 with Neil Larsen
Derek Ryden - 2nd rpt - 31/Mar/12 with Andy Forbes
Gibbo - Lead - 09/Mar/12 with Pete Derrett
Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/11
First half only and then lowered off as arms had gone, as had the light.
localboy - 2nd - 02/Aug/11 with Simon C, Simon F
Ybot Htulk - 2nd - 10/Jul/11 with Norman and Sonya
hobbitmat - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Monk
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/11
Better than Klute I thought. I laid back on final crack without bridging on the coner, better and harder that way.
Tomar - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Oli
Tim Sparrow - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Garron - 2nd β - 12/Dec/10
Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Garron
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/10
bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 05/Oct/10 with Helen S
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/10
Norman_P_W - Lead - 01/Aug/10 with Bob M
martinp - Lead - 01/Aug/10 with Ken S
grumpyoldjanner - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with Webster
slightly tougher than it looks.
Webster - 2nd O/S - 18/May/10
chrisallan - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Chris Allan
This is a hidden gem, maintained interest till the very end with good groove/crack/ bridging technigues used
stvredmond - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/10 with James
sgl0jd - Lead - 01/Mar/10
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Clare
james.lane - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with Adam
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/09
Lead this time round, easy. Not as polished as I remember it used to be at the ledge, but guess more confident a year on.
saz_b - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Stephane
Francois S - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Simon Chandler
mick1jones - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Alex Wellings
gareth r - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Hywel
eagleopus - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Gareth
leigh - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Ed
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/08
split it into two pitches, belaying at the ledge
brady - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Roger and Martin Palmer
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Bismarck
saz_b - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08 with frank cannings, dugald wilson
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/08
dzlhodgson - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with David Smith
Derek Ryden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with Slim, Andy Forbes
Quirina - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Nick Eaton
Ev led the route, I seconded, Colin then followed. A good climb, wouldn't have been able to have led it myself though...
jamestryfan - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/07 with EH and CK
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/07
Getting off the ledge was quite a challenge, but otherwise quite nice.
localboy - 2nd dog - 24/May/07 with Simon C
Fat Tim - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/07 with Ben Fridland
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - Mar/07 with Mirek
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07
Paz - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/07 with SB
Quite polished, and more like 4c to get off the ledge.
drysori - Lead - 15/Sep/06 with PeteR
tincann - Lead O/S - 10/May/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/05
Urgles - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with Beesley
mikej - Lead - 10/Jul/03 with R
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/02 with Clare
Will Homoky - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/01 with Og (Andrew Forbes)
Hidden - 2nd - Feb/01
alan moore - 2000
mikej - 2nd - 04/Sep/99 with Nick Salmon
MartinN - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/99
Hidden - Lead - 03/May/97
4b my a**e
Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/95 with Debbie Wilkinson
Backinthegame - Lead O/S - Jul/93 with Lynn Wilkins, John Wright
Nigel R Lewis - 2nd - 09/Jul/91
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/90
Hidden - Lead - 04/Mar/89
GordonHart - 2nd O/S - 1989 with Dr. Jeremy
babymoac - 2nd - 02/Jan/87 with MTW
DDDD - Lead O/S - 1986
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Sep/85 with Nigel Evans
jcw - 1985 with Simon Donowho
Ken Taylor - Lead - 17/Sep/83 with Gerry Dunford
Andy Chubb - Lead - 28/Dec/79 with Saxon Ridley
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 16/Oct/78 with Gerry Dunford
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/76
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 14/Apr/71 with John Stainforth